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. speaker. i appreciate you allowing me this time today. yesterday was tax day. and i've got taxes on my mind, mr. speaker. you know as most folks in this chamber do that h.r. 25, the fair tax, is the most widely co-sponsored, most widely supported fundamental tax reform legislation in the house and in the senate. both the house and the senate. 64 of our colleagues in the house, mr. speaker, have put their name on h.r. 25, the fair tax. eight of our senate colleagues have put their name on h.r. 25, the fair tax. the fair tax is a revolutionary proposal, mr. speaker, in that it takes all of the power of the tax code out of washington, d.c., and returns it to men and women back home. you know we can manipulate the behavior of anyone in america through the tax code. if i want folks to wear more pink ties and fewer blue tie, i'll subsidize pink ties for 250% and tax blue ties for 250% and we'll change behavior overnight. do you remember, mr. speaker, when we had the electric vehicle tax credit back in 2010? it was a $7,500 tax credit. we said we are going to give $7,500 to every american to
' projections. netflix shares are up almost $40 to just $214 a share. tax-free shopping on the internet could be over under a bill making its way through the senate. the bill require online retailers to collect state and local sales tax for purchases made over the internet. the sales taxes will be sent to the states were a shopper lev's. under crime law, states can only require stores to collect sales tax of the store has a physical presence in the state. as a result, many online sales tax are essentially tax-free even though you're supposed to declare those items on your state tax return and pay the sales tax. very few americans do. this a de senate noted 74 to 20 yesterday to take up the bill. with that level of support, the senate could pass the bill as early as this week. >> using voice to send text messages while driving is just as dangerous as testing with fingers. a new study by the texas transportation institute at texas a&m university came out today and it showed driver response time significantly delayed no matter which method was used. the study was the first to compare boys to tax
tax, that that money be spent on american made steel, con secrete -- concrete, bridges, buses, trains, whatever. it could work. one example, in the bill there was an opportunity for amtrak to buy new locomotives. about half a billion dollars to be spent on these new locomotives. in that section of law, one sentence was added that said these must be 100% american made. no one was making locomotives in america before that. but siemens, the german corporation, one of the biggest manufacturers in the world said, oh, half a billion dollar well, can make locomotives in america, sure. in sacramento, california, they opened a manufacturing plant, probably somewhere between 200 and 300 people working there today manufacturing 100% american made locomotives and on may 134, three years after they began this process, the first 100% american made locomotive in probably more than a century rolled onto the tracks of america. we can do this. h.r. 549 will provide that opportunity, using american-taxpayer money. i have another bill that does the same for wind and solar projects. we can do these things
, cutting spending in the tax code, and then i think it also keeps our promises to people to seniors who worked hard their whole life and want to nothing more than a secure retirement. and to our veterans to 0 who we made promises as they donned the uniform and fought for our country. >> host: what about the issue of changed cpi. . >> guest: i start with a basic notion that social security has enci ad itbutedp our shben ttal n part of the discussion. certainly we need to be concerned about the long-term solvent sei of social security but again when retirement security is question mark for so many families. i don't think it should be on the table during this part of the discussion during the budget resolution. look at the real contributors to our deficit and debt as we try tackle those challenges. >> host: two final questions before we go to calls. callers are ready. this is another article during an intimate dinner with democratic senators. how come you were left off the list? [laughter] >> guest: i have no idea. [laughter] but i have been very pleased with the president's increase in ou
over a long line sales tax and why a big bay area company is talking about the smaller businesses out there. >>> plus they decided to sell the historic downtown office in berkel . >>> good morning, we have some fog on the coast and we still have a north wind, anywhere from 50s, 60s and 70s and 80s inland. >>> here is a look at some of the top stories we are following for you, a s.w.a.t. standoff right now in east oakland. police have been outside the lockwood housing garden complex for several hours. they believe a man suspected of shooting somebody last night on cherry street lives there and may be hiding inside. >>> bart is back on schedule this morning after having major delays last night. a woman jumped in front of a train and officials say the train went right over the woman, she was laying on the tracks, believe it or not she was not hurt. they are allowing it and they need time to go through and review them all. at least for now, travelers cannot take small knives on to planes. >>> ebay says charging sales tax could hurt many small businesses so they are encouraging federal law
. and of after that some of yesterday's senate debate on a bill that would allow states to collect sales taxes from online retailers. >>> several live events to tell you about today. the senate judiciary committee hears from homeland security secretary janet napolitano about immigration policy. that's on c-span at 9:30 a.m. eastern. on c-span3 at 10 eastern, the head of the consumer financial protection bureau, richard cordray, presents the bureau's semiannual report to the senate banking committee. also on c-span3 a senate judiciary subcommittee looks into constitutional and statutory authority for drone strikes and targeted killings. that's at 4 p.m. eastern. >>> one of the problems when the judges are appointing the public defenders is then the public defender's job is reliant on their approval. and judges are judged, um, on their efficiency often; how fast do they process cases, how quickly do they get through the docket? so they're going to want a public defender that goes along and gets along, that does their bidding. and that's a real challenge. and in new orleans for a long time, the s
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